Grade 11 Critique de film

Poursuivant notre programme B.I, nous avons abordé l’option Loisirs et avons travaillé sur la technique de critique de spectacle ou de livre. Profitant de la période de lancement du festival international du film français en ligne, My French Film Festival 2012, nous avons visionné le film « Entre nos mains » de Mariana Otero pour travailler ensuite collectivement à son commentaire critique.

Quelles informations devront être contenues dans le commentaire critique ?

  • Détails sur la production du film (genre, année, réalisation)
  • Résumé de l’œuvre à l’aide de repères spatio-temporels et d’articulateurs
  • Appréciation sur le jeu des « acteurs/actrices »
  • Commentaires particuliers sur un ou deux aspects de l’œuvre (par exemple, la question du choix de la forme documentaire et de son efficacité, ce que le film nous fait découvrir sur le statut d’ouvrier.)
  • Opinion finale sur l’œuvre et votre conseil si c’est un film à voir ou non.

Voici deux critiques de la presse française :

Dans Le Monde, l’auteur fait un résumé critique de l’œuvre.

Dans Marianne2, l’auteur fait une critique d’un point de vue d’économiste.

A vous d’y retrouver les expressions de vocabulaire propres à la critique de film !


Grade 7 Reflections on our Unit « On va au café ? »










Les joueurs de cartes, Paul Cézanne (Musée d’Orsay)

Our previous online task was to familiarize ourselves with the famous sights of Paris and the first stage of our topic introduced us to the foods and drinks served in French cafés.

Now that we are able to explore several “cafés parisiens”, let’s reflect on our Significant Concept, “French cafés as social institutions”. What roles have they played in French society?

Our Area of Interaction, “Human ingenuity”, also prompts us to reflect on how French cafés have evolved over the centuries, what impact they have had on French society and what future developments we can foresee.

Finally, let’s find some answers to our Unit Question, “What does the café have to offer that makes it still a popular tradition in any community?”

Paris has many famous cafés, which have, over the years, attracted numerous artists, writers and philosophers from around the world. With a partner you will investigate one such café (or similar establishment known as bistro or brasserie)and post the answers to your research on your blogs. Specifically, you will be required to answer the following with as many details as you can find:

  • Historical background of your café
  • Names of the famous people who frequented your café
  • The reason or purpose for those people to go to this café. Did they have a particular activity going on in this café?
  • Has your café been at the origin of some changes in French society? Has it had any impact on any aspect of French society?
  • Is this café playing the same role nowadays and why/why not?
  • If you can have access to some figures, would you say that the number of cafés in France is generally increasing or decreasing? How would you explain this trend? What future developments can we foresee? Are there any new types of cafés that you are aware of?
  • French cafés have existed for more than three hundred years. What is it that makes cafés still a popular tradition? Explore several aspects of your café and report on its location, its atmosphere, its menu and prices. From your results, what would you say contributes to making it a popular place?

Voici la liste des cafés parisiens:

Grade 8 Projet: “Tu as passé un bon week-end?”

How well can you recount past events or personal happenings in the passé-composé ?

Using the grammar and vocabulary learnt in our unit “Au téléphone”, you will create in pairs a dialogue in a comic strip format using Comic Life. The theme of your conversation will be a past week-end. Your comic strip will include the following:

  • At least ten speech bubbles in which your characters will describe their weekends.
  • A range of verbs to tell in the past what your characters did or what happened to them.
  • The use of sequential words to structure your story.
  • Your characters’ opinions on their weekends.

A few recommendations:

  • Try to produce a comic strip that is attractive in terms of design, layout and neatness.
  • Make sure there is a good balance of text and graphics and that your graphics support the theme of your comic strip.
  • Check that your information is well-organized, following a logical sequence.
  • Is your writing free of spelling errors and grammatical mistakes? Check if your punctuation is correct throughout the comic strip.
  • Make sure you submit your script for proofreading before your presentation to the class on Wednesday, January 25.

Some more advice from Le Chat by Philippe Geluck and some past projects to inspire your creativity!












Projet de Ayaka et Tanja

Projet de Monica et Tessa

Grade 7 On va au café?

This homework is to help you become more familiarized with the vocabulary of our unit on a French café.

Log in to your online textbooks and go to chapter 5 “On va au café?”.

Click on the Book pages tab and select the Mise en Train section on pages 142-144. Go through all sections from Stratégie to number 10. Practice your listening skills by listening to all dialogues. (Click on the sound button in each section.) Repeat after each dialogue to practice your speaking skills. Make sure you have a good understanding of the story before starting the exercises. You may want to listen one more time to the whole episode while following with the text by clicking on the Play all button above Activités.

Go to the Activités menu and do activities 1 to 4. Save your answers on the Cahier électronique.

Post all your answers to the above exercises on your blogs under the unit title On va au café? You may copy and paste your answers directly on your blogs or post screen shots of your answers. You are expected to write full sentences as much as possible.

Deadline: Beginning of class on Friday, January 20.